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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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75 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 2.0 Td4 Adventurer Hardback 3dr

    Tom Lundy , Rutland . Date: 23/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Recently strayed away from the Land Rover Badge to an L200 - what a mistake. The Freelander I have now is one of the best vehicles I have driven (and I have had a few). Has to be the TD4, the BMW engine is brilliant in all ways. It is brilliant on the road and so clever off. I work in the Quarry/Mining industry so plenty of testing. Economy is very good for a 4x4. Ride superb and the seats are excellent. I sometimes do North Scotland back to Midlands in one go and get out feeling fine, with my last vehicle I could hardly walk afterwards! Servicing can be expensive, so be careful. I service my own so not too bad and once you get to know it fairly easy. I have had not trouble with this vehicle whatsoever 30k and not screw loose so I am very pleased.

  • 1.8i Freestyle Hardback 3dr

    steven goodban , DERBYSHIRE . Date: 11/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    03 1.8 Kalahari 50,000mls. These cars have serious design flaws. Mine had a new headgasket, water pump, and it kept on failing to start. The dealer replaced the cam sensor but the problem would reappear. I was told that the Engine management unit was failing. This could cost £1500. Soon after and strange knocking noise was evident from the back also. In the end I had to invoke my rights under the sale of goods act to get my money back. The vehicle showed alarming signs of corrosion to underside at the rear of the vehicle also. Under powered and thirsty also I would never contemplate owning this car again.

  • 2.0 Td4 Adventurer Estate 5dr

    Lee Bracken , Merseyside . Date: 22/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    The car has been in the family from new and it's brilliant!

    The standard headlamps are akin to navigation by candle light, the clutch is heavy in traffic and it's eager to stall when you pull away from junctions with a bit of lock on, but it's got character and charm in spades.

    Although the suspension turrets intrude a bit too much, the boot has no problem swallowing two weeks worth of luggage (including the biggest pram you've ever seen in you life!) for a trip away, and once up and running the willing little diesel's performance doesn't seem blunted by the extra weight either. Wind and road noise are also kept well at bay, though the engine note can get tiresome at outside lane speeds.

    Ours now has several enhancements which make it even better - a roof transport system with side steps (we moved house without the need of a van!), tow bar, front driving/fog lamps and a Superchip. The latter is a must have; all but banishing turbo lag, improving "about town" fuel economy and giving it a midrange punch to embarass a keenly driven hot hatch.

    On top of all this, it seems to be one of those cars which looks equally at home covered in slime and trudging to the tip, as it does polished up and delivering you to a posh restaurant.

    A winner... especially when you consider that the only reliability issue we've had in 5 years, was a faulty clutch master cylinder, fixed in 20 minutes by a polite bloke from Land Rover assist.

    Probably the best car we’ve ever owned.

  • 2.0 Td4 SE Estate 5dr

    Neil Cooper , Lincolnshire . Date: 14/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Bought this car new against all evidence to the contrary but the lure of £3500 off list price and 3 years free servicing was just too much!! Did try others out first the X-Trail, RAV4, Jeep Cherokee but preferred the looks of the Landie and the comfy interior.

    Have now done 45k miles and surprisingly enough, given the reputation, it hasn't let me down once! Similar to some other reviewer's I had the problem of the rear window spontaneously lowering itself. Eventually Land Rover agreed to replace the controller unit and its been ok, so far!!

    Good points-commanding driving position, exterior looks, interior design (apart from rotary controls-why so low???), reasonable economy and its a LAND ROVER!

    Bad points-push buttons for the windscreen wipers,no outside temp gauge(surprised at this one), bit of an art to get in and out of without banging your head, never quite sure if this is the day it gonna let me down.

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